The Ottawa Senators defeated the Calgary Flames 4-2 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.
The only incident of note in the first period was the massive hit Senators 6-4, 207-pound defenceman Michael Sdao on David Jones. He was immediately challenged to fight by the talent-depleted Flames’ de facto No. 1 centre, Matt Stajan.
Sdao would pay dearly for defending himself.
In the second, he made the mistake of accepting a challenge from former Senators heavyweight Brian McGratton, who immediately landed a couple blows and sent Sdao turtling to the ice for mere survival.